Ellen Williamson

17 January 1833–29 September 1907 (Age 74)
Pendlebury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Williamson was born on 17 January 1833, in Pendlebury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Williamson, was 29 and her mother, Ann Polit Aldred, was 24. She married Benjamin Watts Jr. on 1 January 1857, in Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Red Creek, Iron, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 29 September 1907, in Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Watts Jr.
Ellen Williamson
Marriage: 1 January 1857
Mary Ellen Watts
Martha Jane Watts
Margaret Ann Watts
Benjamin Watts III
Elizabeth Watts
John Thomas Watts
Betsy Pratt Watts
James Franklin Watts
William Joseph Watts
Nancy Alice Watts
Eliza Mariah Watts

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1857Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 9
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 26
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    James Williamson

    JAMES WILLIAMSON HISTORY Died at 72 years 9 months and 22 days. Father John Williamson and mother Ann Holms. James Williamson was born on December 18, 1803, (other dates of …

    Sources (31)

    • Ellen Watts in household of Benjn Watts, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Ellen Williamson in entry for Wm J Watts and Annie M Williams, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • unknown in entry for William Joseph Watts, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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